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On Science day we did two investigations. First we investigated how to melt ice and rescue lego people and then we did a blubber investigation. In our groups, we presented our findings to the rest of the class. We found out that polar animals have a layer of fat that keeps them warm. 

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In maths we have been finding missing numbers, bonds to 5, 10 and 20 and counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. 

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 In PE is we took part in a dance workshop, working on basic movements e.g. Galloping, skipping, hopping and jumping. 

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We worked in our house teams to retell the story of Dogger. The children used ‘Talk for learning’ to help them recall main events. After that, we then moved on to innovating the story and changing Dave and Dogger to characters of our choice.  We then created new story maps as a group and practised retelling our innovated stories.

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In Science, we brainstormed ideas of what lives in the water.  We spoke about how these move in the water and what parts of the body they use to help them move in different directions. The children then moved onto talking about how boats move in the water. The children realised that there are pushes and pulls involved. They learnt that air pushes the boat along. We looked at different types of boats and how some boats use the wind to push them along whereas boats and water toys use paddles to push them along. 

The children designed and made a boat using a variety of materials such as straws, paper and milk bottles. Some of the children also wrote a set of instructions on how they made their boat.

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In PSHCE, we spoke about friendship and what it meant to us. The children also spoke about what the word special meant. They worked with their friends and gave them reasons as to why they thought they were special.  The children used words such as: caring, friendly, funny and kind to describe their friend.

We then moved on to creating a ‘friendship token’ for their friend. They wrote down what made their friend special and gave this to their partner. The children worked well together and enjoyed talking about why their friends were special to them.

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In English we have been storytelling using Talk for writing. The children innovated the story and drew new storymaps.

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In Maths, some children completed a challenge where they were asked to investigate how they could systematically work out number bonds to 6. The children were able to complete this challenge independently and recorded their number sentences on a whiteboard. They quickly moved on to finding number facts to 7 and 8. Well done!

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In year 1 we have completed a variety of activities to assist them with forming letters correctly. We worked on our presentation, making sure we tried our best to write on the line. We used big pieces of sugar paper to practise our writing on and some of us used sand trays. We also practised writing the letters ‘m, a, s’ in our handwriting books, again, concentrating and making sure our writing was well presented.

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We have been speaking about who is in our family. The children spoke about their dad, mum, sisters and brothers. They then began to talk to the class about their grandparents, aunties and uncles and how they too are a part of their family. The children were encouraged to talk about their family using full sentences. They took turns listening and speaking throughout the discussion.

During provision the children were given the opportunity to build a house using blocks and figures to represent their family members. They drew family portraits using the paint and used family masks to imitate their family. Within the writing the children wrote down some words/sentences about why their family members are special to them.

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We learnt a new body part song and worked together to draw around a child in their group. They sounded out body part labels and placed them in the correct places. Most of the children identified the word through the initial sounds. Some children were able to read the body part labels by sounding out the word.  The children worked well together and moved on to looking at other body parts.

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In Maths we have been making number bonds to 10, 5 and 6 using the numicon.

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In Science we played a senses game, food predicting and tasting and listening game.

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1AJ  did a talk for writing exercise as a whole class and pairs learning the story Peace At Last.

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As part of our science topic we went on a senses trail, we found some amazing things on our way.

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In maths we have been learning how to add on one more.

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In Year 1 we had a visit from the Life Caravan as part of our PSHE lesson where we learned all about the human body and healthy eating.

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The children worked in groups to label the human body.

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Just a few photos from our homework project celebration assembly in KeyStage 1.  We were pleased that so many parents could join us to celebrate the hard work put in to the family homework projects . A winner from each class was then awarded a prize ,

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